• Dr. Kathleen (Kelly) Rein is a bioorganic and natural products chemist with a particular interest in algal toxins, their biosynthesis, metabolism, pharmacology, fate in the environment and endogenous function. These may be cyanobacterial toxins such as the hepatotoxic microcystins or marine dinoflagellate toxins such as the brevetoxins from the Florida Red Tide organism Karenia brevis.

selected publications

research interests

  • Biochemistry
    Med/Pharm Chemistry
    Marine natural products chemistry
    Pharmacology and Biosynthesis


full name

  • Kathleen Rein


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